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Literacy - Reading Specialist Certification

Robert Morris University

M.Ed. On Campus
12 months
Duration
960 USD/credit
960 USD/credit
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About

The Literacy - Reading Specialist Certification degree program in Literacy with Reading Specialist certification at Robert Morris University provides classroom teachers with the tools to better manage resources in the classroom for students with literacy needs. 

Overview

The program offers both a theoretical and applied approach to working with students' literacy problems in the classroom. Candidates learn to assess reading difficulties, implement appropriate literacy instructions, and use data-driven instruction to plan school-wide literacy programs.

Learning outcomes

Students enrolled in the Literacy - Reading Specialist Certification at Robert Morris University take 27 credits to meet the competencies for K-12 reading specialist certification in Pennsylvania. Unlike other programs, students take a course in structured literacy and an optional structured literacy practicum. Students interested in earning a master's in literacy are then required to take nine additional credits to complete the program (36 credits required for master's degree with an additional one credit option).

Full tuition scholarships are available for the structured literacy standalone course and/or the practicum. Students enrolled in the reading specialist program and local teachers take the course each year. Once students complete this course, they are then given the option to add a practicum so candidates can apply the skill set learned in the classroom. Both the course and optional practicum are aligned with the International Dyslexia Association's Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.   

Scholarships up to 50% off of tuition as well as graduate assistantships are now available. The Reading Specialist program is a one-year certification program that meets the needs of working adults. Classes are offered in the evenings in eight-week sessions with an on-campus practicum. Students can pursue a Master’s in Literacy with an additional nine credits.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Statistics
  • Educational Research Seminar
  • Inst Leadership Capstone
  • Reading Across Curr and Ell 
  • Curr Trends/Issues In Literacy
  • Found/Prin Of Literacy Instruc
  • Assess/Interven Early Literacy
  • Assess/Interven In Adoles Lite
  • Ldshp/Superv Read Spec/Lit Coa
  • Practicum-Clinical Experience
  • Read/Spec Ed: Instr Meth/Prac

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must submit official transcripts of all undergraduate course work and graduate course work, if applicable. 
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended, whether or not some of the work is shown as advanced standing on your transcripts, must also be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Robert Morris University offers over 20 graduate degrees, six doctoral programs, and a wide menu of certificates, certifications, and endorsements.  Each program has their own unique admissions criteria and credentials to be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 960 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 960 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Literacy - Reading Specialist Certification
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